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Academic Year 2005/2006
PHIL 332 FA
In the last several decades, some contemporary ethicists have revived interest in the virtues, which had been at the heart of ancient and medieval philosophy. Some of these ethicists promote "virtue ethics" as a third
theory to utilitarianism and Kantianism. Others simply wish to make room for the virtues of various existing ethical theories. This seminar is a study of recent work on the virtues.
Mostly contemporary sources--Slote, Foot, Stocker, Hursthouse, Hurka, and others.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
1. Seminar participation
2. Mid-term paper (6-8 pages)
3. Final paper (14-20 pages)
4. Occasional reading quizzes
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
PHIL 212 (Introduction to Ethics) OR PHIL 215 (Humans, Animals, and Nature) are listed as prerequisites. However, an additional course in ethics is recommended.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
[PHIL212 or RELI262] OR PHIL215
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